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26 Jul 2018
Lukashenko: Best and most experienced people should become civil servants Lukashenko: Best and most experienced people should become civil servants
The head of state stressed that the implementation of large-scale projects, fulfillment of certain decisions largely depends on the professionalism of executive personnel...
25 Jul 2018
Belarus tourist arrivals up by about 20% since launch of visa-free travel Belarus tourist arrivals up by about 20% since launch of visa-free travel
The extension of visa-free stay from 5 to 30 days will require refreshing the tourist infrastructure and increasing the focus on foreign language skills...
25 Jul 2018
Belarus in close contact with neighboring states on visa matters Belarus in close contact with neighboring states on visa matters
Over the past three months several meetings were held to discuss these matters. Belarus and Russia continue discussing a draft agreement on mutual recognition of visas...
25 Jul 2018
Fisenko: Belarus is turning into increasingly convenient venue for international events Fisenko: Belarus is turning into increasingly convenient venue for international events
He believes that the extension of the visa-free travel for foreigners up to 30 days is highly instrumental for promoting inbound tourism...
25 Jul 2018
Opinion: Belarus’ 30-day visa-free entry will spur more tourism Opinion: Belarus’ 30-day visa-free entry will spur more tourism
"We believe that this decision will take us many more steps further towards our goal to make Belarus more visible in Europe and the world, first of all, as the host country of the 2nd European Games and an interesting tourist destination"...
24 Jul 2018
Extended visa-free entry to Belarus to boost country’s tourism infrastructure Extended visa-free entry to Belarus to boost country’s tourism infrastructure
According to the expert, the length of stay will provide an opportunity to improve the quality of services. More attention will be paid to enhancing qualifications of workers in the sector...
24 Jul 2018
Belarus set to increase export of medical services following extension of visa-free entry program Belarus set to increase export of medical services following extension of visa-free entry program
According to him, the export of medical services increased significantly once the country launched a five-day visa-free program. In some regions the growth was up to 40%...
24 Jul 2018
PM: A new generation of pilots will do well representing Belarus at international competitions PM: A new generation of pilots will do well representing Belarus at international competitions
According to the prime minister, a lot of outstanding pilots whose professionalism is confirmed by numerous awards have come to Belarus. “The world’s best pilots will show their skills in piloting sophisticated aircraft”...
24 Jul 2018
Lukashenko urges to optimize educational process at Academy of Public Administration Lukashenko urges to optimize educational process at Academy of Public Administration
“When appointing a new rector we agreed to make the Academy of Pubic Administration more efficient across the board. All people studying in the academy, getting professional retraining or advancement should be in demand in the public administration sector. This is the main thing”...
23 Jul 2018
Belarus welcomes world leaders’ contacts to ease political tensions Belarus welcomes world leaders’ contacts to ease political tensions
“Peace, stability and security win in any case. Even if there are any political, trade and economic difficulties in the relations between countries, coalitions, there is no other way out as to engage in dialogue”...
23 Jul 2018
IT viewed as promising area of cooperation for Belarus, Latvia IT viewed as promising area of cooperation for Belarus, Latvia
The parties are also set to develop cooperation in transport, transit, logistics, and IT. This sector, according to the minister, “can become a breakthrough area of bilateral cooperation”...
20 Jul 2018
Belarus' crop forecast figures revealed Belarus' crop forecast figures revealed
The government conference chaired by the head of state discussed the progress in harvesting grain crops and forage for livestock. At present, we are preparing for the most massive works, he noted...
19 Jul 2018
Belarus to watch NATO’s close-quarter actions without racking up regional tensions Belarus to watch NATO’s close-quarter actions without racking up regional tensions
“As we build our relations in the military policy sphere with other countries, we are intent to continue acting in a transparent and open manner. We are interested in advancing the dialogue with NATO and other international organizations”...
18 Jul 2018
Belarus MFA: Draft decree to extend visa-free entry program nearly ready Belarus MFA: Draft decree to extend visa-free entry program nearly ready
“The work on the draft decree of the Belarusian president is nearing completion. The document will extend the period of visa-free stay of foreign citizens arriving in Belarus through the Minsk National Airport”...
17 Jul 2018
Senator: Belarus will benefit from positive changes in Russia-US relations Senator: Belarus will benefit from positive changes in Russia-US relations
This is due to the strategic level of the relations between Belarus and Russia, the structure of the economies of the two countries which are intertwined...
17 Jul 2018
Lukashenko sees no alternative to SDGs Lukashenko sees no alternative to SDGs
The president remarked that every country is doing its best to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. “It means that all countries of the planet, including Belarus, should develop”...
16 Jul 2018
Robertino Loretti: Belarus is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever seen Robertino Loretti: Belarus is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever seen
Robertino Loretti noted that he came to know about the festival and the city of Vitebsk over 20 years ago. “The city is amazing. Belarus is developing at an incredibly fast pace. You live like in a paradise. You have beautiful primeval forests”...
14 Jul 2018
Belarus-China cooperation in sport, tourism seen as rapidly developing Belarus-China cooperation in sport, tourism seen as rapidly developing
For example, Chinese athletes have regularly participated in international competitions held in Belarus. In turn, Belarusian athletes travel to China for events in various sports...
14 Jul 2018
Belarus-China Year of Tourism expected to boost mutual travels Belarus-China Year of Tourism expected to boost mutual travels
“We have everything in place for successful cooperation, for example, in museum studies, art and music. I am convinced that the Days of Chongqing Culture and Tourism will continue the cultural and historic dialogue, strengthen and expand cooperation between our regions”...
13 Jul 2018
France viewed as Belarus’ important partner in Europe, worldwide France viewed as Belarus’ important partner in Europe, worldwide
France has always been present in Belarus, while Belarus in turn has made an important contribution to the cultural development of France through such names as Chagall, Soutine, Lyubich, Bakst and others...
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